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The role of the courts in the development and implementation of the IDEA

Author:
PALLEY Elizabeth
Journal article citation:
Social Service Review, 77(4), December 2003, pp.605-618.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

This article demonstrates the role that courts have played in the development and implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As a result of limited federal oversight and ambiguities in the law, courts have been influential players in the creation and re-creation of this law. The role of the courts can be seen in the interpretation of such concepts as a free, appropriate public education, medical services, and the least restrictive environment.

Journal article

Max versus max: disability-related services in the U.S. and Germany

Author:
ORGASSA Ute C.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 2(2/3), 2003, pp.87-100.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Compares disability-related services and experiences of the United States of America and Germany. Follows a fictional case example concerning a person with a developmental disability from birth to adulthood and provides examples of possible life choices.

Journal article

Personal assistance for students with disabilities in HE: the experience of the University of London

Author:
PARKER Viv
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 14(4), July 1999, pp.483-504.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article explores the experience of students using personal assistants from the University of East London. The issues explored were: funding; the employer-employee role and employment matters; power and authority relationships; personal, family and professional relationships with assistants, other students, tutors and staff, and access to non-academic activities and the management of assistants.

Book

Higher education and disabilities: international approaches

Editor:
HURST Alan
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
245p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Contains papers on: disability services in Australian universities; the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 on tertiary education in Australia; supporting students with disabilities in Belgium; policy and provision of support services in Canadian universities; Canadian universities and the status of disabled people; students with disabilities in higher education in Finland; students with disabilities in German higher education; disabled university students in Greece; disabled students and higher education in Ireland; including students with disabilities in higher education in Lithuania; students with disabilities in the Netherlands; supporting students with disabilities in the Slovak Republic; students with disabilities in higher education in Spain; disability awareness raising and training in higher education in the United Kingdom; higher education and disability in the USA; service students with disabilities in higher education in the USA; and students with disabilities and international exchanges.

Book

Is anyone listening?: childhood disability and public services in Northern Ireland; technical report

Authors:
MILNER S., et al
Publisher:
Barnardo's
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
95p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

The aim of this project was to provide an extensive profile of disabled children and their families in Northern Ireland through the analysis of the nature of disability, family circumstances and socio-demographic characteristics, and the provision of services in a number of social policy areas (health and social services, education, housing) using data-sets from the PPRU Surveys of Disability. The project included the views of disabled children in Northern Ireland regarding key issues in these areas.

Journal article

Balancing student mental health needs and discipline: a case study of the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Author:
PALLEY Elizabeth
Journal article citation:
Social Service Review, 78(20), June 2004, pp.243-266.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

This research uses a case study approach to assess the implementation of the disciplinary procedures in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal policy developed to ensure the inclusion of all children with disabilities in state public US education systems. The findings indicate that many factors influence the implementation of IDEA's disciplinary practices. Such factors include teacher and administrator knowledge of the law and policies, teacher and administrator discretion, school-based resources, and parental involvement. Many areas of noncompliance are apparent.

Journal article

Participation in higher education for students with disabilities: an Irish perspective

Authors:
SHELVIN M., KENNY M., MCNEELA E.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 19(1), January 2004, pp.15-30.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This small scale study aimed to explore the quality of access and participation for students with disabilities within higher education. Students with disabilities reported variable access experiences within higher education and physical access remains a serious obstacle to full participation. Generally, there was a low level of awareness of student needs in relation to assistive provision and assessment. A positive and informed staff/college attitude proved crucial in ensuring access and equitable treatment. This research highlights the inherent limitations in the current piecemeal institutional response to provision for students with disabilities. A comprehensive access service is required that addresses the needs of all marginalized groups and becomes an integral part of the third level institution.

Book

Inclusion against the odds: the continuing education and life of Kirsty Arrondelle

Author:
RUSTEMIER Sharon
Publisher:
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Describes the remarkable life of a young woman with Down’s Syndrome, whose family defied society’s pressures to segregate her. The report demonstrates the positive effects of mainstream inclusive education for all people, and challenges present-day views of what it means to be a successful citizen in contemporary society. The report documents the social and educational inclusion in her schools, college and now adult years, and links this with the pioneering struggle by her parents to secure mainstream provisions for their daughter.

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Time for an early start

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 12.06.03, 2003, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

For too long services for very young disabled children have suffered from dislocation between health, social services and education. But now the government is looking to improve early intervention by harnessing the efforts of health, education, social services and the voluntary sector.

Journal article

Does the covert nature of caring prohibit the development of effective services for young carers?

Authors:
BANKS Pauline, et al
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 30(3), August 2002, pp.229-246.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Almost 3 million children in the UK live in households where at least one family member is affected by chronic illness or disability. A proportion of these children will be young carers. This article begins with a brief review of the literature relating to young carers. Particular attention is then paid to the adoption of a caring role, the'hidden' nature of caring including young people's reluctance to discuss their caring, the impact of caring on education, and the location and type of services provided. The findings of a small-scale study carried out in Scotland are presented in order to highlight some of the issues raised in the literature. Discussion focuses on the implications for the field of guidance and counselling.

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